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Amy Schumer & Whoopi Goldberg: 'We're not leaving America'

Amy Schumer and Whoopi Goldberg are refusing to leave the U.S. after Donald Trump's shock election win, despite hinting they'd emigrate if the Republican became President.

Schumer insists she was joking when she said she'd move to London, while Goldberg claims she was taken out of context when she suggested she'd consider going overseas.


Trainwreck star Schumer took to Instagram to explain herself, writing: "First of all, the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist, homophobic, openly disrespectful, woman abuser."


While Ghost star Goldberg told viewers of her daytime show The View on Thursday (10Nov16) she had been "incorrectly lumped in" with celebrities who had told the press they would leave the country if Trump was elected.


"A lot of folks have said they were leaving over the course of these last couple of years if Trump got elected, and once again people assumed that’s what I did."


In fact, the actress said, "The minute you start pointing and saying that person is a rapist and a murderer, it p**ses me off because I’ve been part of that when they just use a blanket statement to talk about black people or when they use a blanket statement to talk about white people or women or any other group. I don’t think that’s America. I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move."


After reading the transcript, Goldberg told viewers, "I’m sorry to disillusion you, but I’m not leaving the country that I was born and raised in.


"My family spent years trying to get the vote and trying to do all the things that we as Americans are allowed to do. We’re allowed to protest. We’re allowed to stand up and say we disagree. You don’t get to tell me that I'm going. You don’t get to make that decision for me. I’m staying."